1. The Role of Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Class in Shaping Greek American Identity, 1890–1927

A Historical Analysis

  1. Assaad E. Azzi Professor director2,
  2. Xenia Chryssochoou Associate Professor3,
  3. Bert Klandermans Professor4 and
  4. Bernd Simon Professor Directors5
  1. Yannis G. S. Papadopoulos

Published Online: 12 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444328158.ch1

Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies

Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies

How to Cite

Papadopoulos, Y. G. S. (2010) The Role of Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Class in Shaping Greek American Identity, 1890–1927, in Identity and Participation in Culturally Diverse Societies (eds A. E. Azzi, X. Chryssochoou, B. Klandermans and B. Simon), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444328158.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Université Libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium

  2. 3

    Panteion University (Athens, Greece)

  3. 4

    Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  4. 5

    Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany

Author Information

  1. Department of History and Political Sciences, Panteion University, Greece

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405199476

Online ISBN: 9781444328158

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Keywords:

  • development, (re)construction, and expression of collective identities;
  • role of nationalism, ethnicity, and class in shaping Greek American Identity, 1890–1927;
  • majority of Greek-speaking immigrants - from provinces of Greek kingdom;
  • procedures, leading to construction of Greek American ethnic identity - in first quarter of twentieth century;
  • AHEPA (American Hellenic Progressive Association) and GAPA (Greek American Progressive Association);
  • concept of “Hellenism” - mobilizing immigrants and legitimizing their influence;
  • influence of “two national centers of Hellenism,” Greece - and the Patriarchate of Constantinople;
  • local and religious identifications and Greek Nationalism influence;
  • emergence of a Greek American discourse;
  • Greek Americans, considered today - as examples of a well- integrated ethnic group

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Local and Religious Identifications and the Influence of Greek Nationalism

  • The Emergence of a Greek American Discourse

  • Greek American Middle-Class Identity after World War I

  • References